Overview Online forms are an important way to engage with users and make it easy to collect information, whether it’s for feedback, permitting or parking tickets. ProudCity and accessible forms ProudCity Forms gives users a flexible way to set up and manage mobile-friendly, accessible, WCAG 2.1 AA compliant forms. ProudCity Forms is powered by Gravity … Continued
Basic information on social media and accessibility. Tips Use plain language Don’t use all-caps Include descriptive text before links (example: “Read the help page for more info: [LINK]” Hashtags Use camel case for hashtags (example: #WebAccessibility) Images Avoid images of text Add alt text to all images Use static images instead of animated GIFs Make … Continued
ProudCity makes it easy to check and fix broken links on your government website.
Customizing fonts on your ProudCity-powered government website is easy. Here’s how. Step 1 Select ‘Customize’ in the left navigation of the ProudCity Dashboard. Step 2 Select the ‘Fonts’ option in the customization tool. Step 3 Select your default and heading fonts and click the ‘Publish’ button. Visit your website to see the new fonts!
There are a number of factors that go into ensuring your website meets general digital government standards and provides a great user experience for the communities you serve. If you are unfamiliar with foundational standards, there are a few tools you can use to test whether your website meets these or needs upgrading. Core areas There … Continued
Color is often an overlooked aspect of web accessibility, especially for brands and particularly governments, that have designed style guides and color palettes prior to accessibility becoming a priority. To understand how color and accessibility intersect, it’s first important to distinguish between “color dependence” and “contrast.” As 18F states in it’s accessibility guide: Color contrast … Continued
It is becoming more critical that governments understand and execute on website accessibility standards. Web accessibility, particularly for non-technical government leaders, can be overwhelming, both with the amount of information available, as well as the many technology nuances related achieving conformance. Here is comprehensive but condensed information on web accessibility — terms, guidelines, tips, tools, … Continued
The ProudCity Accessibility Checker helps governments using the ProudCity Platform understand and stay abreast of pertinent accessibility issues and continue to maintain AA conformance. PAC lets government website managers run accessibility reports, view errors/warnings, and resolve these issues immediately. Features PAC features include: Dashboard to manage page(s) accessibility status Page pass, error, warning reports Viewable/exportable … Continued
When choosing fonts and typography for your government website, it’s important to account for aesthetics and accessibility.